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MORRIS Stephen
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthCardiff, WAL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cardiff, WAL
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first got involved in athletics when he was at school. He began competing in 2006.
Why this sport?
He had been turned away from several football clubs because of his intellectual impairment, so he decided to focus on athletics.
Club / Team
Cardiff Athletic Club [WAL] / DSW Para Academy [WAL]:
Name of coach
James Thie [personal], GBR, from 2015
Training Regime
He trains at the Disability Sport Wales [DSW] Para Academy in Cardiff, Wales.
General Interest
Nicknames
Steve (Facebook profile, 11 Jun 2018; channel4.com, 21 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Watching television, spending time with his dog. (Facebook profile, 11 Jun 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep it smooth." (disabilitysportwales.org, 15 Jun 2012)
Impairment
He has dyspraxia and a learning impairment. (teamthie.com, 28 Jul 2013)
Other information
COACHING
He has worked as an assistant coach under Cardiff Archers endurance running coach Paul Hill. "Being assistant coach to Paul Hill is a great experience watching him observe and how organised he is with his sessions, and how he gives his feedback to his athletes. It's nice to gain experience for my coaching course." (Twitter profile, 28 Jun 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 1500m T20 4:02.50
6 2016 1500m T20 3:58.69
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 1500m T20 4:04.88
4 2017 1500m T20 3:58.79
5 2017 800m T20 1:59.65
5 2017 5000m T20 15:14.04
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 1500m T20 4:00.46
4 2016 800m T20 1:58.09
4 2018 800m T20 1:57.76
4 2018 1500m T20 4:01.21